Police identify tree trimmer who was electrocuted in north Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police have identified a 53-year-old tree trimmer who was killed when he came into contact with a power line.

Emergency crews responded at around 11 a.m. Tuesday to an electrocution in the 1400 block of North Fairview, near 13th and Waco. A dispatch supervisor said he was pronounced dead at the scene about 50 minutes later. 

Officer Charley Davidson said the man, who worked for a local tree trimming company, was in an elevated bucket when accidentally struck an electrical line. He was identified Tuesday as Sergio Escalera of Wichita

Crews worked to shut off the power before lowering the bucket and extricating the victim.

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